Global Patent Index - EP 1038401 A1

EP 1038401 A1 2000-09-27 - VIRTUAL LAN PRINTING OVER INTERACTIVE CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM

Title (en)

VIRTUAL LAN PRINTING OVER INTERACTIVE CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM

Title (de)

VIRTUELLES NETZWERKDRUCKEN ÜBER INTERAKTIVES KABELFERNSEHEN

Title (fr)

IMPRESSION EN RESEAU LOCAL VIRTUEL PAR SYSTEME DE TELEDIFFUSION PAR CABLE INTERACTIVE

Publication

EP 1038401 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98962937 A

Priority

  • US 9825948 W
  • US 6799097 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9930501A1] In an interactive television information system having a processor at a headend in communication with subscriber televisions through an information service distribution network, at least one printer is coupled to an interface controller connected to a data communication link. Each subscriber television is in communication access with a home interface controller. A selection input in a home interface controller permits a subscriber to request printing wherein a print command is generated in the home interface controller and sent to the processor at the headend. Information for printing is provided from the headend and transmitted over the data communication link to the interface controller coupled to a printer. The print command may include designation of which printer on the information service distribution network the printing information is to be sent to.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04N 7/173

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/12 (2006.01); H04H 20/00 (2008.01); H04K 1/00 (2006.01); H04N 7/088 (2006.01); H04N 7/16 (2011.01); H04N 7/167 (2011.01); H04N 7/173 (2011.01); H04N 21/222 (2011.01); H04N 21/2343 (2011.01); H04N 21/472 (2011.01); H04N 21/4786 (2011.01); H04N 21/4788 (2011.01); H04N 21/658 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04N 21/234336 (2013.01); G06F 3/1293 (2013.01); H04N 7/088 (2013.01); H04N 7/165 (2013.01); H04N 7/1675 (2013.01); H04N 7/17309 (2013.01); H04N 21/2221 (2013.01); H04N 21/472 (2013.01); H04N 21/4786 (2013.01); H04N 21/4788 (2013.01); H04N 21/6581 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9930501A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9930501 A1 19990617; CA 2313133 A1 19990617; EP 1038397 A1 20000927; EP 1038401 A1 20000927; JP 2001526503 A 20011218; JP 2001526506 A 20011218; US 6055315 A 20000425; WO 9930496 A1 19990617

INPADOC legal status


2005-01-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040701

2000-09-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000617

2000-09-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE